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American drivers turn to smaller, better engines

June 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE- This Sept. 16, 2008 file photo shows the engine compartment of Scott Pierce’s 1969 Oldsmobile F-85 with the W-31 engine performance package, in MEriden, Conn.Back when gas was cheap, Americans bought cars with V-8 engines like the Big Block, Cobra Jet and Ramcharger, but now, thanks to government regulation and gas-price gyrations, the motors...

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Nationwide manhunt in progress for NY surgeon

June 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Law enforcement officers search the home of Dr. Timothy Jorden in Hamburg, N.Y., Thursday, June 14, 2012. Jorden is sought in connection with the hospital shooting death of his ex-girlfriend at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, N.Y. on Wednesday. (AP...

Texas man in stand-your-ground case could get life

June 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Mindy Danaher embraces a supporter as she reacts to the guilty verdict against her husband’s killer Raul Rodriguez Wednesday, June 13, 2012, in Houston. A jury convicted Rodriguez of murdering his neighbor during a confrontation outside the...

Ex-inmate: Reputed Klansman granted legal power

June 15, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – Reputed Ku Klux Klan leader Edgar Ray Killen, is shown in this June 20, 2005 file photograph taken in Philadelphia, Miss. James Stern, a black man who was a cellmate in a Mississippi prison with Killen, says that he gave him power of attorney...

Dems: Obama could lose, donors better get moving

June 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during the Business Roundtable quarterly meeting at the Newseum in Washington, Wednesday, June 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing chorus of...

US, India see progress on nuclear cooperation

June 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna take part in a joint news conference at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, June 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State...

Federal prosecutors drop case against John Edwards

June 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In a Thursday, May 31, 2012 file photo, former presidential candidate John Edwards speaks outside a federal courthouse as his daughter, Cate Edwards, left, and father Wallace Edwards, listen after his campaign finance fraud case ended in a...

Accusers: Sandusky employed threats and gifts

June 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for the third day his trial at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Sandusky faces 52 counts of child sex-abuse involving 10 boys over a 15-year...

Social media helped, hurt in hunt for Ala suspect

June 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Montgomery police chief Kevin Murphy talks with reporters in Auburn, Ala., Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Murphy reported that suspected killer Desmonte Leonard had turned himself in following a massive manhunt in Montgomery, Ala. Authorities say Leonard is charged...

JPMorgan CEO says execs may have pay taken back

June 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, head of the largest bank in the US, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 13, 2012, before the Senate Banking Committee about on how his company recently lost more than $2 billion on risky trades and whether...